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As the college topper and a popular member of the college baseball

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As the college topper and a popular member of the college baseball team, Jack Monroe can easily find great recommendation from any college professor.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?

A- College baseball team members can easily get recommendations from professors.

B- During his final year, Jack Monroe was voted the most popular student on campus.

C- For students to receive a great recommendation from a college professor, the student is expected to have performed in academics as well as sports.

D- Most other baseball team members also maintain stellar academic performance.

E- Academic record and involvement in sports are the only qualifications to receive a great recommendation from a college professor.

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Can anyone explain the difference between C & E? It may be subtle perhaps?

I guess in the case of C:
C- For students to receive a great recommendation from a college professor, the student is expected to have performed in academics as well as sports.

The expectation is that they merely perform in said things

In E however:
E- Academic record and involvement in sports are the only qualifications to receive a great recommendation from a college professor.

It's having an academic record too. So someone has to be above average, and Jack is said to be the "topper" so he tops his classes, not just participates in them
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Can anyone explain the difference between C & E? It may be subtle perhaps?

I guess in the case of C:
C- For students to receive a great recommendation from a college professor, the student is expected to have performed in academics as well as sports.

The expectation is that they merely perform in said thingss

In E however:
E- Academic record and involvement in sports are the only qualifications to receive a great recommendation from a college professor.

It's having an academic record too. So someone has to be above average, and Jack is said to be the "topper" so he tops his classes, not just participates in them


I too selected C, but after re-reading many times, E makes sense. Because Jack was a popular member of basket ball sports team and there is no mention of of his performance in sports but in academics he is a topper.

So, according to C, based on my understanding, student should perform equally well on both sports and academics but according to argument, Jack was good in academics and a popular member in sport, not necessarily a good one. Therefore E.

I guess this explain might help you!!

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I think the key to this question lies in the boldfaced part below:
Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?

Quote:
As the college topper and a popular member of the college baseball team, Jack Monroe can easily find great recommendation from any college professor.

C- For students to receive a great recommendation from a college professor, the student is expected to have performed in academics as well as sports.
This gives a prerequisite for getting a great reco. Strengthens. KEEP.

E- Academic record and involvement in sports are the only qualifications to receive a great recommendation from a college professor.
This says the candidate CERTAINLY qualifies for the reco since he already meets the only two criteria required for a great reco. STRENGTHENS much more than C.

E wins over C.

Answer: E
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aanjumz92 wrote:
Can anyone explain the difference between C & E? It may be subtle perhaps?

I guess in the case of C:
C- For students to receive a great recommendation from a college professor, the student is expected to have performed in academics as well as sports.

The expectation is that they merely perform in said things

In E however:
E- Academic record and involvement in sports are the only qualifications to receive a great recommendation from a college professor.

It's having an academic record too. So someone has to be above average, and Jack is said to be the "topper" so he tops his classes, not just participates in them


i guess the difference between C and E is wording...you need a statement that is sufficient to fill the gap. let say there is a 3rd thing require for recommendations from professors. But E rule out this option, it says that these two things (academic record and sports) are the only things required.
On the other hand, C says that it is expected to have performed--->performance isnt sufficient, the student should be topper and baseball player
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